Welcome to McAuliffe Elementary
Thank you for attending fall conferences. We appreciate getting to know our parents and your help in collaborating a learning plan to help our students be successful.
DATES TO REMEMBER
1-30 - PTC Hat and Mitten Drive
1 - Daylight Savings Time
2 - McAuliffe School Store Opens
3 - Picture Retakes - Cohort 1
5 - Picture Retakes - Cohort 2
13 - McAuliffe School Store Closes
17 - McAuliffe PTC Meeting
Zoom Link, Meeting ID: 504 244 5157, Passcode: PTC
25, 26, 27 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
Please continue to monitor your child every morning for symptoms of COVID-19 that could indicate that they are not well. See the "Message from the Nurse" below for more details.
PICTURE RETAKE DAYS
Need a Retake:
If you are wishing to have a picture retake done, please return you original picture package in its entirety on picture day. To ensure any issues with your picture package are corrected please include a note with what you did not like about the original picture and what you would like done differently with the retake.
Missed Original Picture Day:
Any students who have not had their picture taken should plan to have their picture done at retakes. If you would like to pre-order pictures you can do so by using the link below. If you have already ordered pictures, you do not need to again.
McAuliffe Picture Retake Dates:
Tuesday, November 3rd (Cohort 1 students)
Thursday, November 5th (Cohort 2 students)
To ensure a clean and safe picture day environment, Cahill Studios is strongly encouraging online ordering for all photos this year. Paper forms will not be sent to students. If you need to order via a paper form, you can request one from your school's office.
CLICK HERE TO ORDER MCAULIFFE RETAKES
CURRICULUM PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
PTC HAT AND MITTEN DRIVE
The McAuliffe PTC
DRESS FOR THE WEATHER
DON'T WAIT UNTIL WINTER...PREPARE FOR A "SNOW DAY”
It is important that you have accurate phone numbers on file for your student with the school district. Although we are using a calling system to contact families in case of inclement weather, the district will still continue to post school delays or closings in the following ways:
Official school closing announcements will be made on Hastings KDWA Radio 1460, WCCO-Channel 4, KSTP-Channel 5, KMSP-Channel 9 and KARE-Channel 11 television and Hastings Public School Website.
Click HERE for instructions on how to update contact information in Infinite Campus Parent Portal
THERE'S STILL TIME TO OPT-IN TO DISTRICT TEXT MESSAGING!
When you enable this function in your account, you are consenting to receive text message alerts to the phone number(s) you have identified and are responsible for all related charges. You may opt out of this service at any time by simply un-checking the Text (SMS) box in your Infinite Campus Parent Portal. If you need help opting in please click on one of the links below and you will find directions to the text message Opt-In and Campus Portal Help. The links will take your directly to the page you need.
MESSAGE FROM THE NURSE
Please continue to monitor your child every morning for symptoms of COVID-19 that could indicate that they are not well. If your child has any COVID-19 symptoms or they have been exposed to a person with COVID-19, please keep them home and call the attendance line. Symptoms of COVID-19*
● Fever or chills (T = 100.4 or higher)
● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
● Muscle or body aches
● New loss of taste or smell
● Sore throat
● Congestion or runny nose
● Nausea or vomiting
*This list does not include all possible symptoms (see Symptoms of Coronavirus for more information).
We learn more about COVID-19 every day, and as more information becomes available, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) will continue to update and share information with us. As our knowledge and understanding of COVID-19 evolves, this guidance may change.
During the school day if your child develops illness symptoms we, the school, will notify you and help you and your family take needed actions. Students who develop illness symptoms during the school day will be sent home.
Just a reminder that if your child is having a birthday party and would like to invite their friends from school, we are not able to give out names, phone numbers or addresses of the students. While we know it is exciting for children to have a birthday party and invite their school friends, we ask that you do not send invitations to school as it can cause hurt feelings for those students who did not get invited to the party.
TREATS AT SCHOOL
The district has adopted a wellness policy. We are still celebrating student birthdays; we are just not doing so with birthday treats. We ask that students not bring any treats in honor of their birthday.
Visit this site for up to date information on food, transportation, schedules and more!
Click here to view the updated protocols adjusted for COVID-19. If you need to update your child's end of day plans due to emergency closing, please contact their teacher.
Use this link to only order lunches for the days your student is not onsite.
Use this link to order lunches for Hastings Online Academy students.
HOA - LENDING LIBRARY CART
H.O.A. Lending Library Cart
Located: outside McAuliffe Office doors (in the school entry way)
Available to all HOA students
No book check out required!
Take what you need, return what you can, donate more books if able!
Always use the provided hand sanitizer on the cart before selecting books. If there is a family looking at the books on the cart, please practice social distancing and wait at least 6 feet away for your turn.